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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 15, 2012 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan's 'Tempest' , somewhat Dead related

Not a snatch of harmonica here! A few (brief) instrumental breaks in some of the shorter songs...they would've been very welcome in the long ones. The younger Dylan knew that. Maybe part of it comes from Dylan producing himself & using his own stage band - nobody's asserting themselves, and who's going to say, "we ought to have a solo here, build it up more..." Apparently no one.

I'm sure he's intentionally writing his new songs in a narrow melodic range to make them easier to sing... But that means his songs just aren't too catchy anymore.
The melody of Tempest was actually very similar to that of the Rabbit Brown song I posted, & I appreciated that. What Brown does at the end of his song is more brilliant than anything Dylan does, though...

Hey, Roll On John could've been like Joey..."What made them want to come and blow you away?"...

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Sep 16, 2012 8:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan's 'Tempest' , somewhat Dead related

On further listening to the song, "Tempest", I like it more . I actually find it oddly moving, and don't mind the length as much . I forgot to thank you for the links to the other Titanic songs, I am almost sure that Dylan has that Rabbit Brown one in mind . And the :Nearer My God To Thee" ending on it is indeed great .
The two most interesting uses I know, of the "Nearer My God"/Titanic connection would be . Gavin Bryars work "The Sinking of the Titanic", where he builds his spacy, work around it .
I recommend this fuller one that the one with Eno .

And a very strange, and beautiful anime "Nigh on The Galactic Railroad" (1985).
The hymn is heard as through the water, in a surreal version of the Titanic sinking . Here is part .;feature=related

The "Joey" conection to "Roll On John" , is pretty funny .